The kindergarten parents at Capitol Hill School hosted a series of six Parent Cafe’s with the support of the school and kindergarten teacher who kindly watched the younger siblings while the parents had the chance to talk. Taking the opportunity to build community, the parents organized a pot-luck dinner with children prior to each conversation. There was meaningful dialogue around a number of topics and parents that did attend were highly engaged. One of the conversations ended up focusing on parents’ shared feelings about the uncertainty as new kindergarten parents in feeling connected, welcomed, and sure of their role at the beginning of the school year. The parents decided to come together for the following September and formed an informal support system to welcome new kindergarten parents;  a “yahoo – boohoo” event for parents to connect, provide support and answer questions on the first day of kindergarten.